Brexit, EU Summit and the new EU Budget
It's #EPlenary Week! Read below to find out what is going on!
EU Summit. MEPs will take stock of the outcome of the 17-18 October meeting of EU heads of state or government in a debate with Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The summit focussed on Brexit, negotiations for a long-term EU budget, strategic priorities for the next five years, climate change, enlargement and foreign affairs (Tuesday).
Brexit/EU Funds. MEPs are set to approve changes to the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to include support for workers who would lose their jobs due to a no-deal Brexit. They are also expected to endorse a measure to make sure that UK researchers, students and farmers would continue to get EU support in the event of a no-deal Brexit until the end of 2020 (Tuesday).
EU Budget 2020. Parliament will adopt its position on next year’s EU budget, focussing on climate change, youth unemployment, Erasmus, migration and external policies (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday).
President’s Diary. EP President David Sassoli will meet Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of European Court of Auditors, on Tuesday, George Tsereteli, President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE on Wednesday and the Speaker of Northern Macedonian Parliament Talat Xhaferi on Thursday.
Discover the LUX Film Prize finalists in a cinema near you
A political murder mystery, a thriller about power and corruption and the story of an anti-heroine challenging patriarchal traditions are coming to a cinema near you.
The three films are the finalists for this year’s LUX Prize from the Parliament and are being brought to cinemas across Europe during the LUX Film days from this month until February 2020.
Screenings are planned in more than 50 cities including major film festivals. To make them available to everyone, the European Parliament pays for the subtitling into the EU's 24 official languages. Check the free-of-charge screenings in the UK below